It’s a wrap; or unwrapped, depends on how you look at it…

You remember when I first bought all this Marcia Derse fabric, at the Grand Rapids AQS quilt show?

Marsha Derse fabric @

I recently finished putting it together as a quilt.

Hand Stitched binding

And finally gifted it, to our first-born daughter, Krystal, and her husband, Dustin.

Krystal loves her new quilt

I think she liked it! She loves color.

Thick and Thin @

And this one has lots of color and texture.

Thick and Thin quilt @

Texture is the spice of life, you know. You knew that, right?

I also made pillow shams, complete with invisible zippers, that I completely forgot to take pictures of. This quilting in secret, for gift giving, is for the birds…

Next time I go, to visit them, I’ll get a picture. And you know I’ll be going because I need to see this little grandbaby who is growing up way too fast. All ready.

Thick and Thin @

“Thick and Thin”
100″ x 110″
inspired by Blue Underground Studios pattern
for Krystal and Dustin
Christmas 2013
machine pieced, machine quilted
Quilter’s Dream Request, cotton batting

And for all you quilters, I just want to share the latest blog post from my favorite quilt charity, Margaret’s Hope Chest. The work they do, with postpartum depression particularly, really tugs at my heart. If you find yourself looking for a new charity to work with, this one is doing some much needed work. Keep them in mind. They will be grateful. 😉

Linking up with:
Needle and Thread Thursday
Show Off Friday
A Stitch in Time
Finish it up Friday
Beauty Observed

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21 Responses to It’s a wrap; or unwrapped, depends on how you look at it…

  1. Cristina says:

    What a beautiful quilt and beautiful baby!!!


  2. lauragbeck says:

    I just breezed through a portion of your blog; looking forward to coming back and reading more! I would love to add a button to my blog, do you have that?


  3. You are such an artist! I do believe that each new quilt is more beautiful than the one before!!!! Thank you for linking up today at Beauty Observed!

    And your granddaughter? Adorable!


  4. mtetar says:

    Hard Work surely pays off and this one is looking good as well. They will all enjoy it for years to come. Happy New Year to you and your family. Blessings, Mtetar


  5. Claudia [aramchairquilter] says:

    Fantastic quilt! I’m also in love with Marcia Derse’s fabric and you made great use of it. Lovely family as well!


  6. knitnkwilt says:

    There’s nothing more adorable than a laughing baby! The quilt looks good; I especially like the alternating thick and thin lines of quilting.


  7. Julie says:

    This is so pretty! I love how your worked it up and the texture of the quilting. Your daughter is stunning (I love her hair) and that baby is seriously adorable! Thanks for sharing and linking up with TGIFF.


  8. Sara says:

    The spice of life for sure!!! This is soooooooooooo beautiful and I adore the thin lines in between as it adds a lot of interest to the quilt!


  9. I love all of the color in this quilt, and the pattern is simple, but really striking. It is so pretty against that rail fence too!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


  10. Lea says:

    What an adorable baby. Your daughter must love this quilt, it’s gorgeous!


  11. Ashley says:

    I loveeeeee this quilt. The texture and color are stunning!!! Great job on this finish. It is a treasure


  12. gadget19 says:

    Why a beautiful quilt! And huge! I haven’t made anything bigger than a throw, but maybe someday for our bed. Great job!


  13. gadget19 says:

    I’m not sure my first comment went through. The quilt is beautiful! Great job! And huge!! I haven’t made anything bigger than a throw, but I hope to make one someday for our bed. Adorable little grandbaby too!


  14. A stunning quilt!!! Love the design and the colours.


  15. Elizabeth says:

    What a beautiful quilt! I loved the video of your cute granddaughter! What a sweet girl! Congrats on a wonderful finish (100″x100″! Wow!) and thank you for linking up!

    xo -E


  16. Lisa says:

    There is something about the colors and design that make me just stare at it! I LOVE it!


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